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William Shakespeare (The Bard, Bard of Avon)

Last Updated: 14 Jul, 2022 | Views: 95

Age: 51

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Actor, Poet, Playwright

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
26 Apr, 1564
Birth Country
United Kingdom
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
23 Apr, 1616

About William Shakespeare

About (Profile/Biography)

William Shakespeare was a poet, dramatist, and actor from England. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest playwrights and writers in English literature history. He is frequently referred to as the "Bard of Avon" and England's native poet (or simply "the Bard"). A total of 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three lengthy narrative poems, and a few additional verses, some of whose authorship is disputed, make up his existing works, including collaborations. His plays are produced more frequently than those of any other playwright since they have been translated into every significant living language. He is still regarded as the most significant writer in the English language, and researchers continue to analyze and reinterpret his writings.


In 1592: He is only mentioned briefly in the context of London theatre when his plays are mentioned.

In 1594: Shakespeare's plays were sometimes released in quarto editions.

In 1596: Before Shakespeare bought New Place, he lived in St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, north of the Thames, the parish where he was raised.

In 1598: His name became a selling point, appearing on the title pages.

In 1613: His retirement came before the Globe Theatre burnt down during a performance of Henry VIII.

Notable Works:

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems, 38 plays, and a wide range of other compositions. Shakespeare's plays have no original manuscripts that are currently known to exist. We only have around half of Shakespeare's plays because of a group of performers from his company.

Unknown Facts:

Shakespeare's tomb in Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, has a verse scratched onto it. It states that anyone whose bones move will be cursed. Therefore, his grave has not been visited since 1747.

Shakespeare wrote a play that has been entirely lost to time. Evidence suggests that he authored the play Cardenio, which was played in England, but no copy of the piece is known to exist.

Physical Stats

In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In Feet & Inches 5'8"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 57 kg
In Pounds 126 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Colour

Family Details

Father's Name
John Shakespeare
Mother's Name
Mary Arden
Anne Hathaway
Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Quiney
Susanna Hall